Evaluating the Beauty of Black Decor – Reading Eagle

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A combination of black, brass and green accents will greet guests at the entrance console. (Scott Gabriel Morris / Distribution / TNS)
Black accents, including architectural features, help add grandeur and luxury to this townhouse. (Scott Gabriel Morris / Distribution / TNS)
Black furniture helps anchor and focus in this living space. (Scott Gabriel Morris / Distribution / TNS)
Black architectural elements such as black baseboards and moldings help create instant architectural elements. (Scott Gabriel Morris / Distribution / TNS)

Black interior decor is like a big dress – it can be both dressy and casual. Still, black can be used primarily to add momentary charm and luxury to the space.

Black is also a base color and pairs well with many colors for a really rich and stunning look.

Are you looking for a way to bring black into your home? Here are some important tips.

1. Use black to create architectural details or powerful elements in your room. This can be done, for example, by painting the walls in the accent black or by using black to highlight architectural elements such as baseboards and moldings.

2. Consider purchasing major black furniture such as sofas, coffee tables, and accessories.

3. Find a way to combine black with a metallic finish like brass or nickel. Black helps to emphasize.

4. Combine black and white or cream. Creating contrasts allows you to create bold design statements.

5. Use black to fix the space or create focus. This can be done not only with works of art, but also with larger furniture.

New York-based Cathy Hobbs is an Emmy Award-winning television presenter and nationally recognized interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York, Boston and Washington, DC. Please contact or visit [email protected] The cathyhobbs.com site.

Evaluating the Beauty of Black Decor – Reading Eagle

Evaluating the Beauty of Black Decor – Reading Eagle


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